ENCINO (FOX 11 / CNS) - Los Angeles Rams cornerback Troy Hill was arrested Saturday morning by the California Highway Patrol on suspicion of DUI after crashing his white Mercedes Benz C350 into the rear of a big rig on the Ventura (101) Freeway in Encino, authorities said.
The crash was reported at 7:52 a.m. on the westbound 101 Freeway west of Haskell Avenue, according to a CHP release.
Hill, 25, was in the fast lane moving at 60 mph when his Mercedes swerved to the far-right lane and collided into the rear of the big rig that was traveling at 50 mph, the CHP said.
Hill identified himself to officers at the scene as a Rams player, the release stated.
The investigating officer noted Hill exhibited signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication, the CHP said. After a series of field sobriety tests, Hill was arrested. He was tested again at the Van Nuys jail and booked for suspicion of DUI, the CHP said.
Hill was released at 1:35 p.m. on $15,000 bail and ordered to appear in a Van Nuys courtroom on Dec. 14, according to sheriff's inmate records.
The Rams could not immediately be reached for comment. The team hosts the Miami Dolphins on Sunday at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
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